"We consider Rei Kawakubo the ultimate stylist. The notion of style is sometimes denigrated in comparison with design, but for us a stylist is someone who transcends the limits of design. Design solves problems; style is a feeling or phenomenon that's cultivated over time, the interior you project to an exterior. Very few designers manage to develop a world so completely styled as the one that Rei Kawakubo has produced through Comme des Garçons. Pictured here is an updated Alvar Aalto stool Rei Kawakubo created for Artek in an edition of 100, plus a vintage Braun desk fan by Reinhold Weiss, a bronze three-footed bowl by Alma Allen, and a leather overnight bag by Sara Barner."